Michael Shanley is Vice President of IT Business Development at Music Reports. He has more than 15 years’ experience implementing enterprise level software solutions in the music and intellectual property rights business sector, currently leading the development of Songdex, the world’s largest independent relational database of music copyright and business information. Songdex contains detailed relational data about tens of millions of songs and recordings, covering virtually all of the commercially significant music in existence.
Shanley began at Music Reports in 2004 as Senior Software Developer, and was later Director of IT Business Development. Throughout his time at Music Reports, Shanley has led all engineer staffing and resource allocations; managed software processes for more than 450 clients; acted as the main architect in the creation and implementation of software processes currently utilized by Microsoft, Apple, SiriusXM, Amazon, Soundcloud, and more; and has helped navigate Music Reports’ IT-centric approach to music rights administration, setting the standard for technological innovation in the music industry today.
Prior to Music Reports, Shanley started and ran a consulting company focused on physical distribution ecosystems. He attended University of Albany, SUNY, and has been a longtime music lover and guitarist.